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Once the lander is right above the pre-identified safe spot, the engines will be cut-off and the lander will fall freely under the Moon’s gravity. The lander’s structural frame has been designed to take the load of the impact, with the landing legs absorbing most of the shock.
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The lander has been equipped with sufficient intelligence to operate autonomously during the entire descent phase! The complexity and cost of such a robotic mission is enormous; so far, only three countries have been successful. #Chandrayaan2

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Once it has touched down, Vikram will recharge itself using the solar panels and establish a direct high-bandwidth communication link to Earth. The Pragyan rover will be deployed from the lander using a ramp. pic.twitter.com/bnyfonthxC
 

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